American film actor and director who won a Tony Award for his performance as John Gray in Point of No Return in 1951, and directed iconic films like Tom Sawyer and Of Human Bondage. He was also an acclaimed stage actor a the President of the Screen Directors Guild in 1944 to 1946.
He made his stage debut in 1912 in Little Women and made his film debut in the 1929 talkie film The Dummy.
He was president of the Director's Guild from 1944 to 1946, but was subsequently blacklisted during the McCarthy Era.
He directed the iconic 1946 film Anna and the King of Siam which starred Irene Dunne in the title role.